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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
June 2, 2014

CASE Launches Search for New President

Committee Seeks Candidates to Succeed John Lippincott, CASE's Longest Serving President

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has formally launched its search for a president to succeed John Lippincott, who earlier this year informed the CASE membership of his intent to retire in January 2015. The launch of the search was announced by Mike Goodwin, chair of the presidential search committee, chair-elect of the CASE Board of Trustees, and president and chief executive officer of the Oregon State University Foundation.

CASE has engaged Korn Ferry International, a leading global executive search firm, to coordinate the search. Learn more about the position description and the search process. Applications, nominations and comments for the search committee should be sent to case@kornferry.com.

"We intend to find a leader who will build on the solid foundation CASE has established through the extensive record of accomplishment of John Lippincott and his team during the decade of his presidency," Goodwin said. "As one of the largest and most prominent education associations in the world, CASE is in a strong position to attract candidates from around the globe. We encourage experienced leaders to express their interest in this remarkable opportunity, and others to nominate individuals for the search committee to consider."

Lippincott, named as CASE's ninth president in 2004, is the longest serving president in the organization's 40-year history. CASE has grown to become one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. Over the past decade, membership has increased 20 percent to more than 3,650 schools, colleges and universities representing more than 70,000 advancement professionals in more than 80 countries.

In 2007, CASE founded CASE Asia-Pacific with offices in Singapore and in 2011 launched CASE América Latina based in Mexico City. CASE Europe, which began in 1994, doubled its membership over the last decade. CASE also has worked to develop the advancement profession in Africa with grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

More than 26,000 advancement professionals are now participating in CASE conferences or webinars each year. Tens of thousands more are active users of CASE's publications and other resources designed to enhance their professional skills. In addition, CASE directly engages more than 4,500 individual members annually in helping guide the development of the organization and deliver services to the profession.

To promote best practice and accountability in advancement, CASE currently conducts approximately 20 surveys and research studies a year. The association created a benchmarking toolkit that enables communities of practice to compare performance metrics and has partnered with other organizations to conduct research on topics such as the uses of social media in institutional advancement.

CASE has strengthened its efforts to promote public and institutional policies that support the work of advancement professionals and increase the culture of philanthropy around the world. Recent advocacy efforts have focused on preserving the charitable tax deduction in the U.S. and gift aid in the UK.

Over the last decade, CASE has deployed current technologies to enhance and extend its services to members. The CASE website includes more than 16,900 pages of advancement-related content with 1.4 million visits per year. Nearly 40,000 advancement professionals are involved in CASE social media sites and more than 47,000 participate in online communities.

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, CASE recorded its highest operating revenues in its history and is currently on track to exceed that record in the current fiscal year. Net assets of the organization have more than quadrupled over the last decade.